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Exquisite Aronei Kodesh

Avigail Sharer

What’s more precious and holy than a sefer Torah? Our sifrei Torah are covered in mantles of velvet and crowned with silver, but where are they kept? The aron hakodesh, graced with the paroches, offers a fitting and dignified home for our most treasured possession. Come and meet Avraham Fried, who has been designing and building exquisite aronei kodesh for over 40 years.

 

Let’s Get Going — Megillas Rus

C.B. Gavant

How well do you know Megillas Rus? Sure, you’ve learned about it in school, but I bet some of the information below will surprise you. Like every megillah, there’s lots beneath the surface in this story that we read each Shavuos.

 

Rocks!

Yael Mermelstein

It all started with a rock through the window. I was sitting at the piano playing a composition by Bach. I don’t remember which song it was, but I remember the composer. Minds are weird that way.

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...